Welcome to Kyrosmagica,
Pull up a cosy chair and get comfortable – I have so much to tell you. It has been quite a week of colourful excitement, fun and frolics. It’s been my birthday week so let me suggest a mug of hot chocolate topped with chocolate drizzled marshmallows…. Why not? Or if you fancy a Martini Espresso do join me in a moment…
In the meantime what about a journey back in time in my special phone booth… I am getting older by the minute… on the bright side I’m not as ancient as these dinosaurs
We have a tradition in my family – my mum and dad decided that birthdays should last longer than a day. So when it’s anyone’s birthday we celebrate for a whole darn week! Not just a single day, we like to make it last, and last and last, …. ad infinitum.
So my fun week started off last Sunday with a trip to London with my two daughters. We made quite a day of it visiting Camden food market, (eating yummy Beef Rendang – which is a spicy Malaysian dish,) walking along the river from Camden food market, and then taking a bus to Covent garden, as the tube station was shut. My poor wee legs.
Here’s some photos that I’d like to share with you.
My keen photographer daughter Georgina is on the right clutching her camera, Natasha is to the left of her, our model for the day!
What about a little oriental charm along the way? A beautiful Chinese restaurant that we discovered floating on the water! http://www.fengshang.co.uk/
We were in search of graffiti to photograph and we found plenty.
Sometimes you need someone special in the foreground to make it especially interesting….
What else did I do this week?
- I went to a make up evening with my youngest daughter – the launch party for the new John Lewis beauty hall which was great fun. I nearly won the raffle prize but unfortunately I lost it by one number. My raffle ticket was something like 365, and the winning number was 364. A bit of a disappointment – but life isn’t all about winning, is it? It’s about experiences. Doing the things you love with the family and friends you love. That’s what truly counts.
- I bought a couple of new books at Ruth Hatfield’s book launch. I’ve got a bit of catching up to do, I read the first in this series a while ago:
My review of The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield
- I went out for a lovely birthday lunch with my hubby, and youngest daughter.
So before this week ends I’d just like to raise a glass to you, my followers, to thank you for your continued support in this here blog. It means the world to me. In fact I’d love to raise a glass of Espresso Martini to you.
Cheers. Love ya..from the real me, no cartoon this time!
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I’m elated that you had a lovely birthday! I would have enjoyed all of those memories as well! And now I have! Thank you!
Wishing you a year filled with lovely family time and fabulous health!
Thank you so much Gina. 🙂
Hi I will have one of those cocktails please. Happy Birthday what a lovely week you have had! I love Camden Market too! I used to do If we were having coffee but I have let it slip lately. Thanks for sharing.. shall we have another of those cocktails?😊
Do drop by for a cocktail anytime! 🙂
Will do thanks
Happy, Happy Birthday! 😀
Thank you Sarah. 🙂
Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.
Thank you for reblogging. 🙂
Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great time :0)
Thanks Kate. I did. Thanks for the happy birthday wishes. 🙂
You’re welcome Marje
Hoisting my coffee in your honor! Happy Birthday to you and MANY more!
Thank you Annette. So kind of you. 🙂
Happy Birthday!!! It sounds like you and your girls had a brilliant week. It is so nice to read post like this. The memories will last a lifetime and so will the joy. ♥
Thank you so pleased you enjoyed it. 🙂
Happy belated birthday, Marje. Here’s to many more! 🙂
Thank you Karen. 🙂
A belated Happy Birthday, then!🍾🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉
Ah ha another year of regression to the mean and finding the inner youth. Looks like fun.
Yes it was Geoff. I’m all for finding the inner youth and retaining it for as long as possible. 🙂
A whole week? Wow, way to go, Marje. Sounds like you had the perfect birthday week. Glad you had a fab time. I’ll raise a glass of red to you this evening.
Wishing you another fab week ahead. 🎂
Thanks Hugh. I’ve got a week off work so looking forward to catching up with friends, and doing some editing. Hope you have a happy and productive week ahead. 🙂
It’s all about marketing the book for the next few weeks, Marje. Not long now until launch day. 😀
Have a great week off.
Thank you Hugh. Good luck with your marketing. 🙂
I love the tradition of making a birthday last a week – sounds as though you had a wonderful time, too! 🙂
Yes I did. Thanks Helen. 🙂
You’re welcome, Marjorie, glad to hear it 🙂
I love the sound of a week long birthday!
Thank you Solveig. 🙂
Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a great time! That hot chocolate sounds amazing! Fabulous pictures too 🙂
Thank you Natalie. Glad you enjoyed the hot chocolate and the pictures. 🙂
Happy birthday! Looks like you had a great time!
Thank you. I certainly did. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Marje. I love your family’s idea of a week of celebrations. It was my husband’s 50th Birthday yesterday and we went out for an unforgettable French dinner on Saturday night where each and each flavour was considered and it really was a taste sensation. Yesterday, we sang happy birthday at Church and then had a few people over for an impromptu afternoon tea.
I feel like I need tonight to actually spend some time with my husband because all of this celebrating and cleaning the house, meant we didn’t get much time together.
I could easily justify a week of celebrations!!
Go for it! Especially as it was a special birthday. Wish him a happy belated birthday from me!
Thanks, Marje. I decided to make him a special dinner tonight because we were raced off our feet over the weekend. Of course, nothing goes smoothly. I threw my handbag in the boot with the groceries and slammed it shut with the keys inside. Bright spark. So, I ended up waiting for my husband to come home and it’s now 8.15 and with any luck, we’ll have dinner before 9.00PM. It better be good! xx Rowena
Happy Birth Day!!! 😀
A belated Happy Birthday – what a special day…week.😀😀 We also tend to spread birthdays out across a few days. The time with your girls looks so special and lovely photos of you all. I just ask – is that phone booth in your house?! Cool!! Skål! 🍹
Thanks Annika. No the photo booth is in London. It would be cool to have it in our back yard! We had a very special time. I’ve got the week off work this week so catching up on friends, and doing some editing, etc.
My mother was involved in helping buy phone booths for friends in America when they were being sold off; that is why I wondered if you had one by any chance. Yeah to your week off!!
Happy birthday to you, Marje! Glad you had a lovely birthday week. Your parents are right–birthdays should last longer than a day! I’ve never tasted a Martini Espresso 🙂 Your London photos are gorgeous, and so is your daughter!
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Thank you! It was my first martini espresso and I loved it. 🙂
Your birthday tradition is a fun one. These pics show you must have been having a good time. I also am trying my first martini espresso..good thing it is digital since it is early morning and not yet time to cocktail here. Cheers! Thanks! and Happy Birthday to YOU
Glad you enjoyed the martini espresso! Thanks for your kind birthday wishes. 🙂
Happy Birthday and thank you for the Martini Espresso! Gosh, I want to have more of that! 🙂
Thank you me too!
Thank you Jack. 🙂
Happy birthday. love the idea of formally celebrating for a week. i try to extend mine as long as possible.
Thank you! We have a lot of family birthdays from October through to December 28th. With my eldest daughter’s birthday on Christmas day!
Party central then at your house. Enjoy!
Happy, happy birthday! A birthday WEEK sounds like a marvelous idea 🙂 And you look so pretty in those photos – I love your smile! I’m thinking we should have those mugs of hot chocolate with a bit of Bailey’s in them 😉 Cheers!
Thank you Christy, that’s so lovely of you. What a great idea about the baileys… Perhaps I shall get some for Christmas!!
Happy belated birthday! It is still November 😉
Thank you Inese. 🙂